President Trump has nominated two new Commissioners to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mark Christie, chairman of the Virginia State Corporation Commission for the past 16 years, was nominated to fill the seat of departing Commissioner Bernard McNamee, a Republican member. Allison Clements, now with the Energy Foundation and formerly an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, was appointed to fill the seat vacated last summer by Cheryl LaFleur, a Democrat.
The President sent required paperwork on the two nominees to the U.S. Senate on July 29, but it is uncertain how soon the nominations will be considered, but it presumably will not be until after Labor Day. The Senate is scheduled to begin a month-long recess on August 10, returning to session on September 8.
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